Following up on the increasingly acrimonious lawsuit between Amazon and Toys 'R' Us comes a judge's order today that two sides need to work together to solve this dispute. The problem, of course, is that the complaints from Toys R Us are somewhat unreasonable. They have an "exclusive" relationship to sell toy products, but Amazon's offering allowing anyone to set up their own shop makes it difficult to police to make sure that no one else dare sell toys on Amazon's site (especially without pissing off sellers who didn't realize they couldn't sell toys). In their effort to be as annoying as possible, Toys R Us has apparently had someone watching Amazon and documenting any time an item slips through. The judge points out that its silly to order sanctions against Amazon for letting a few items slip through, but that their "geniuses" better figure out an automated way to stop it pretty damn quick. In the meantime, Amazon is still hoping to completely dissolve the relationship with Toysrus.com, realizing they could probably do a better job on their own and not have to worry about all of this. Toys R Us, meanwhile, seems to be thinking about getting out of the toys business altogether.
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